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Offline TacticalPainter

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From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« on: February 26, 2021, 01:52:48 AM »
I've had the airbrush out and so tried to clear some of the back log on the shelf of shame - all those projects started but never finished. These are all 1/72 from the Plastic Soldier Company.

An M4A4 Sherman V for my British in Burma, crew figure from AB and stowage from Value Gear.







A Churchill AVRE petard mortar. The PSC kit gives you the option to make on of these.





Next up was time for something a bit more exciting than plain old green. I wanted to try a few different techniques for German camouflage. First was ambush camouflage on a Panther. It needs a hard edged tritonal camouflage which I created using Silly Putty (flexible like Blu Tac but less sticky and easier to use).





Next a PzIVH. I have done the spider web cammo before but done that freehand. This time I wanted to try it with a harder edge. The hatch is open for a figure but for now this is one of the rather horrible PSC crew figures that looks hunched and uncomfortable in that pose. I've run out of AB crew figures so will need to place an order soon.



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Offline Keith

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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 07:46:45 AM »
You've done a cracking job on these.
I really like your choices on all of these but there's something in the finish on that Sherman that really stands out and makes it look particularly authentic.
Inspiring stuff!
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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 07:57:49 AM »
Stunning work!
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Offline Iain R

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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 11:19:07 AM »
Those are exceptional! I love the Burma Sherman in particular. :-* :-* :-*
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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 11:59:42 AM »
Cracking job on those :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Can I ask where is the panther from?

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 09:40:44 PM »
Cracking job on those :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Can I ask where is the panther from?

Thanks. They are all from the Plastic Soldier Company.

Offline BeneathALeadMountain

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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2021, 10:26:21 PM »
Great work sir! I agree about the PSC crew chaps and tend to replace them with a sculpted upper body and a Peter Pig head in 15mm to make them fit with my infantryís aesthetic. The looming pile of shame (my entire lead/plastic/resin mountain) is sometimes more daunting than motivating but itís always good to move some of its residents to the gaming table. Whatís next up?

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Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2021, 01:55:12 AM »
Next up is the 10/12mm project, which is coming along.





While the airbrush is in use Iíve been working in both scales.


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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2021, 08:49:05 AM »
This is great work Tac, thanks for showing.
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Offline bc99

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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2021, 09:04:26 AM »
Iíd be interested in learning what you used for the German cami color wise and brands. Great stuff.

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2021, 09:34:03 AM »
Iíd be interested in learning what you used for the German cami color wise and brands. Great stuff.

All paints Tamiya, shot through an airbrush. The base is Dark Yellow. Green is Dark Green 2 and Brown is a mix of Red Brown and NATO Brown. All have been colour modulated, then filtered and weathered, so not quite the original colour.

Hereís the Panther with paint before the filter and other effects.



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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2021, 09:54:21 AM »
Love the painting on the small figures
The airbrush work is amazing :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline FlyXwire

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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2021, 01:31:12 PM »
TP, your 12s are looking fantastic!

(just in time for 'O' Group)  :-*

Offline Ballardian

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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2021, 03:31:41 PM »
Lovely paintwork & excellent weathering :)

Offline bc99

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Re: From Burma to Normandy - a few AFV projects finished off
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2021, 07:55:21 PM »
Excellent and thank you.

 

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